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Comedy Central
Dec 3, 2012 7:30pm PST
be a protected species, kind of like the bald eagle or some kind of thing. that if anything is done it will kill -- i'm play someplace else, exactly. and 20 years ago, the "forbes" 400 had an aggregate wealth of $300 billion. now it's more than quintupled. that has not happened with the middle-class. >> jon: also, productivity of workers has doubled yet median income has stayed stagnant. >> yeah. yeah. >> very true. >> and i don't think the american public really understands that. it kind of snuck up on them. the tax rate -- i mean, you've got -- of the 400 highest incomes in the united states in 2009, the most recent years we have figures for, a quarter of the people paid taxes at a rate less than 15%. the payroll tax was 15.3% in that year. and six of them paid nothing at all. i mean, they weren't part of the 47%. -- they were part of the 47%. these people were big-time moochers. (applause). >> jon: oh, people are going to clap for that. we'll run out of time. but this idea that because in bangladesh and china they accept working conditions that americans would not consider optimal that you ca
Comedy Central
Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
will destroy america! this proposal is like stalin (bleep) ago bald eagle!" (laughter) i will guarantee you stalin was a harrier dude than that. guarantee it. (laughter) you know what? maybe it's time to stop the back-and-forth of offers. it's clear republicans aren't going to come to the table with anything remotely reasonable so i'll be the one to say it: i know it will be disastrous, i know it will doom our economy for years to come, but let's just go over the (bleep)ing cliff. fine. let's just go. just leave the negotiating table and send us over the cliff. because you know why? at least for a few seconds it will feel like we're flying. (laughter and applause) we'll be right back. !uoo >> jon: hey, welcome back! i hope you know the 2012 election was in large part a fight over demographics. the republicans taking pains even if at their convention to highlight the gender and ethnic diversity their party has traditionally done so well disguising. (laughter) and yet they lost. for some reason-- self-deportation-- president obama won a clear majority. -- the country half moochers-- (laughter
Comedy Central
Dec 21, 2012 1:00am PST ["the colbert report" theme music playing] [eagle caw] [cheers and applause]
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)